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West Virginia University Students Create a Sustainable Home that Honors Appalachian Tradition

West Virginia University Students Create a Sustainable Home that Honors Appalachian Tradition

From the outside WVU's PEAK house looks like a rustic cabin with a log cabin exterior. But even though the exterior appears to be made out of stacked logs, the floors, walls and ceiling are actually made

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Kleinwingerd is a Simple & Naturally Ventilated Vineyard Retreat in South Africa

Kleinwingerd is a Simple & Naturally Ventilated Vineyard Retreat in South Africa

The one bedroom home is located at the back of a rectangular plot. This layout provides the home with excellent views its surroundings and distances it from the road for increased privacy. The small

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Efficient SIP Laneway House Pops Up in an Unused Urban Backyard in Vancouver

Efficient SIP Laneway House Pops Up in an Unused Urban Backyard in Vancouver

Back in 2009, Vancouver changed its zoning to allow home owners to build Auxiliary Dwelling Units in their backyards as long the new home was accessed via the back lane. These Laneway Houses are becoming

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Handcrafted OakBridge Timber Frame Addition Revitalizes 150-Year-Old Cabin

Handcrafted OakBridge Timber Frame Addition Revitalizes 150-Year-Old Cabin

Timber framing is one of the oldest still-used building techniques for the simple reason that it is an efficient and elegant use of materials. Unlike most timber framers in the states, OakBridge

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QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FEMA provided temporary trailers to displaced people in Louisiana and Mississippi, which turned out to be not only inadequate but also a

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Gorgeous Contemporary Home in South Wales Built From Recycled Materials

Gorgeous Contemporary Home in South Wales Built From Recycled Materials

The narrow width of the structure allows for passive ventilation of all the interior spaces while providing plenty of natural light throughout the day. Strategically placed sliding shutters on the south

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Emergency Housing Made from Structural Steel Insulated Panels

Emergency Housing Made from Structural Steel Insulated Panels

OceanSafe, a maker of Structural Steel Insulated Panels (SSIP), and The ReGen Group recently unveiled the winner of their New Orleans Sustainable Design Competition, which challenged architects to design

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Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

Not only is this striking metal-sided house a beautiful example of prefab architecture -- it was also designed not just for the people who reside there, but also for their animals! The owners of the home

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The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib prefab is another cool example of a small sustainable structure designed for a backyard residence, studio, or  remote cabi. Inspired by the traditional American architecture of corn cribs, a

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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts - kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and they've

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World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

US-based Bridge Development, Corp. is behind the design for the Nano Living System and hopes to be able to provide their homes to people around the world in need of adequate housing. The Nano is built

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OLD STONE HIGHWAY HOUSE: Modern future forward design

OLD STONE HIGHWAY HOUSE: Modern future forward design

Founded in 2001, Berg Design offers gorgeous sustainable solutions to residential projects. Their Old Stone Highway house was designed by John Berg as a "Single Family Residence with Environmentally Low

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